Mapaville, MO

Mapaville, MO

If you experience a sports injury, Axes will get you back to peak performance with a personalized treatment plan.

Sports Injury Mapaville, MO. A sports injury can occur when you are playing a competitive sport, training, working out, playing recreationally or participating in other sorts of physical activity. Professional athletes aren’t the only people who can experience a sports injury. In truth, the majority of sports injuries happen to recreational athletes. When you are injured in a sports or athletic-related event, our Mapaville, MO sports therapists can help you recuperate. Axes Physical Therapy has a network of physical and occupational therapists treating sports injuries at any of our fourteen locally owned and operated facilities. If you are injured while being physically active, our team can treat your sports injury and safely get you back to the sports you love. Learn more about the Mapaville, MO sports injury treatment location closest you, learn more about Axes and what makes us the leader in sports injury care in the Mapaville, MO area or contact us now to schedule an evaluation of your sports injury with a qualified physical or occupational therapist today.

Common Types of Sports Injury

Sports injuries vary greatly in terms of severity, required treatment and effect on the body and ability to stay active. Our Mapaville, MO physical and occupational therapists are experts in treating all types of sports injuries. With decades of experience, extensive clinical training and education and specialization in various areas of sports injury treatment, you are in capable hands when you trust your sports injury treatment to the Mapaville, MO physical therapists of Axes Physical Therapy. We will guide you in your recuperation and ensure that you will be back to the sports and activities you love in no time.

As accomplished sports therapists serving all of Mapaville, MO, there are hardly any sports injuries we have not seen or successfully treated. Below are some of the some of the sports injuries we see the most of.

  • Sprains – A sprain happens when a ligament is torn or overstretched.
  • Strains – When a tendon or muscle is torn or overstretched, you suffer a strain, which are sometimes mistaken for a sprain. Both are common sports injuries.
  • Tendonitis/Tendonosis – When a tendon suffers from overuse, it can become swollen and sore, prohibiting activity. Long term or chronic inflammation of a tendon can cause degradation and breakdown of the tendon tissue, causing tendonitis.
  • Swollen joints or tissue – Inflammation is a common outcome of many sports injuries and can lead to soreness and weakness.
  • Broken bones – Overuse and force from accidents can cause fractures, for example stress fractures or a broken bone.
  • Dislocations – A dislocation sports injury takes place when a bone is pushed out of its socket.
  • Knee injuries – The knee is a vital but potentially vulnerable joint that can experience a number of different sports injuries resulting in torn ligaments, cartilage injuries, muscle strains, and broken bones.
  • Rotator cuff injuries – The muscles responsible for allowing your shoulder to have full range of motion while keeping it in place make up the rotator cuff. Impingement and/ or tears are the most common rotator cuff sports injuries.
  • Achilles tendon injuries – The Achilles tendon is a very strong and flexible tendon which connects your calf to your heel. Tendonitis and ruptures are typical Achilles tendon injuries in active individuals.
  • Shin splintsShin splints are a sports injury that typically affects runners and basketball players. The muscles and tendons around the shin become swollen, causing pain.

Our sports injury treatment team can help you recover from your sports injury. As an expert in motion and movement disorders, your Mapaville, MO sports therapist will apply their experience and expertise toward your recovery. Using evidence-based practices, we will implement a tailored treatment plan that will allow you to safely recover from your sports injury and restore your strength and movement so that you can get back to the sports you love while preventing future injury.

If you experience a sports injury, Axes Physical Therapy will work with you to return you to excellent physical health and get you back to to your peak performance level. Work with a qualified Mapaville, MO physical therapist to recover from your sports injury today.

Sports Injury Risk Factors

A sports injury happen to anyone who is being active or participating in a sport. That is why it is key to take care of our bodies both on and off the field and to take the needed precautions while playing sports or working out. Remember to warm up before physical activity and never overwork your body, particularly if you’ve been inactive. And if you do suffer a sports injury, get in touch with the Mapaville, MO sports therapy team at Axes Physical Therapy right away. We will lead you through you in your recovery and get you back to the activities you love as soon as possible.

You have an increased risk of a sports injury if you:

  • Play after not being active for a while or poor level of fitness
  • Neglect to stretch or warm up before playing
  • Play a contact sport with a predictably higher prospect of injury

Young children and older adults are also at a higher risk of experiencing a sports injury. As someone who enjoys being active and who has family members that are at a higher risk of sports injury, whether they are just now learning how to dribble or getting active again by tearing up the recreation center’s pickleball court, keep in mind the basic strategies for sports injury prevention to help keep yourself and your Mapaville, MO family safe from severe sports injuries. If you or a family member suffers a sports injury while participating in a sport, turn to the skilled Mapaville, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy today for a complimentary injury screening or analysis of your injury.

Sports Injury Prevention

As an athlete or someone who is active, a sports injury can disrupt your whole routine and your day-to-day life. Because physical activity is such a critical facet of your health and wellness, sports injury physical therapists champion the view that we all are safer with the proper sports injury prevention knowledge. Discover more about sports injury prevention by calling one of our Mapaville, MO physical therapists and lower the risk of a sports injury by doing the following:

  • Warm up

    Cold muscles have a higher chance of tearing, while warm muscles are more flexible. As your muscles warm up, the flexibility lets them absorb impacts more easily and be more resilient against jarring, sudden movements that can otherwise leads to injury.

  • Use proper technique

    Sports injuries frequently occur when you try to participate in a sport without any experience or training. It takes a great deal of practice to perfect the technical skills of any sport, but be sure to learn the basics of proper movement technique before participating in a sport or activity. For example, understanding how to bend your knees when you land from a jump can protect you from certain sports injuries to the ankle, knee, hip, and spine.

  • Use the necessary equipment

    It is essential that you use the appropriate equipment while you are active. The equipment should not only be suitable for the sport, but also be in good condition and safe to use. This includes the following:

    • Safety gear such as helmets, pads, or safety glasses
    • Clothing that fits you well and is designed for physical activity
    • Footwear that is suitable for the activity
  • Play in a safe environment

    Other than having the proper gear to play the sport, it is crucial that the Mapaville, MO setting where you are playing is safe. A sports injury can happen when the surface of the court is wet and slippery or the turf is muddy. Even if you are very careful, warming up and stretching adequately before activity, dangerous conditions where you play can lead to a serious sports injury.

  • Stay hydrated

    Drinking adequate water is a basic health practice that everyone should do. When participating in in physical activity, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your workout. It is important to constantly hydrate while you are being active and afterward to replenish the fluids that you lost through sweating.

    In addition to drinking enough water, practicing good nutrition also reduces your chances of getting a sports injury.

Eating a balanced, nutritious diet and balancing your caloric intake is a priority for any athlete. Even with precautionary measures and practicing good judgement when playing a sport or being active, from time to time an injury is inevitable. We cannot always control the world around us, and injuries are part of being an athlete. If you have a severe sports injury or notice pain from an overuse injury, contact Axes’ Mapaville, MO sports therapists right away. We will perform an injury screening to understand the extent and severity of your condition and create a custom treatment plan to restore you to health as soon as possible.

Therapy for Your Sports Injury: Axes Physical Therapy

As someone who is active, we know that living with an activity-limiting injury is incredibly frustrating. In order to be able to get back to the level of performance, mobility and strength you are used to, you must receive the right sports injury treatment. When you suffer a sports injury, the experienced Mapaville, MO sports therapists of Axes Physical Therapy will work with you step-by-step to design an individualized treatment plan that will get you back on the court, in the gym or on your morning Mapaville, MO jog route as soon as possible.

Axes’ team of specialized Mapaville, MO sports therapists will successfully guide you in your rehabilitation from your sports injury. When handling a sports injury, it is crucial to get proper care from a knowledgeable professional right away. After you have been injured while playing sports, contact Axes Physical Therapy right away. Our Mapaville, MO sports therapy team is ready to help get you back to full strength and get you back to doing the activities you love. Find out more about our sports injury treatment services by selecting the Mapaville, MO location nearest you.

Services Offered

Services Offered
  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Work Conditioning/Hardening
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty – Certified Manual Therapy
  • Free Injury Screenings
  • Kinesio Taping®
  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Our Team

Stephen Brunjes
OTR/L, CEAS
Mary McKinney
Front Office
Helen Ziegler
Front Office
Ali Bauer
PT, CMPT
Ryan Knuckles
PT, DPT, Astym Cert., Dry Needling Cert.

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